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YKHC issues release regarding recent information related to second-class cities such as Bethel implementing COVID-19 protective measures

by YKHC Staff On August 25, YKHC convened a meeting with Senator Lyman Hoffman, City of Bethel Mayor Perry Barr, Acting City Manager Lori Strickler, and City Attorney Libby Bakalar. YKHC has long advocated that […]

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AVCP opposes the premature end of U.S. Census Field Operations in Southwestern Alaska

by AVCP Staff AVCP expressed dismay in learning that the Census deadline was changed without notice, consultation, or consideration for the tribes and tribal communities (and other communities as well) who are struggling to deal […]

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City requests to AMCO that food must be included with curbside alcohol pickup orders at Bethel restaurants

by Delta Discovery Staff T he Bethel City Council passed a resolution requesting the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control (AMCO) Office to prohibit sales of alcoholic beverages by means of curbside pickup and home delivery […]

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Donlin Gold Project update on recent drilling and ongoing community support amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Barrick Gold Corporation and NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC. are pleased to provide an update on their co-owned (50/50) Donlin Gold project (“Donlin Gold” or the “project”) and the 2020 drill program currently advancing with four drills […]

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Bethel Business Recovery Grant Program offers financial assistance to local businesses impacted by pandemic

Bethel businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways. Bethel saw some businesses shut down completely following State mandates in March, others stayed open and enacted safety measures for customers and employees, […]

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Bethel City Council to consider resolution regarding alcohol curbside pickup

The Bethel City Council will be considering a resolution requesting the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office to prohibit sales of alcoholic beverages by means of curbside pickup and home delivery unless the sales are […]

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BBNC Statement on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Pebble Mine

Anchorage, AK – Earlier today, the Alaska District for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Pebble mine. The EIS is meant to inform the Corps’ […]

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Final Federal Environmental Review Shows Pebble Can Be Developed Responsibly PLP CEO Calls EIS a Significant Project Milestone

July 24, 2020 Anchorage, AK – Pebble Partnership CEO Tom Collier hailed today’s publication of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Pebble Project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as […]

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Health officials expand contact tracing workforce and prioritize check-in calls to at-risk individuals

The Alaska Department of Health and Social and Services (DHSS) is working to expand Alaska’s public health contact tracing workforce to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. DHSS has roughly doubled the statewide contact tracing […]

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Ravn Air Group conditionally approved for CARES Act Grants Files motion for sale process

Ravn Air Group has been conditionally approved by the U.S. Treasury to move forward and seek payroll grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Payroll Support Program (PSP). This assistance […]

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YKHC encourages all Alaska Airlines travelers to remote locations be tested for COVID-19

by YKHC Governor Dunleavy announced that Alaska will begin Phases 3 and 4 of reopening on Friday, May 22, amid the global novel coronavirus pandemic. As the Governor begins lifting statewide restrictions and relaxing health […]

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Old Navy friends reunite after nearly 50 years Sonny Venes of Bethel makes a trip of a lifetime

by K.J. Lincoln It’s been almost 50 years since Sonny Venes of Bethel has seen his two Navy buddies Wayne Bowman and Ray Green. They so happened to have the good fortune of working together […]

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YKHC encourages all Alaska Airlines travelers to remote locations be tested for COVID-19

by YKHC Governor Dunleavy announced that Alaska will begin Phases 3 and 4 of reopening on Friday, May 22, amid the global novel coronavirus pandemic. As the Governor begins lifting statewide restrictions and relaxing health […]

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Bethel PD seeks Person of Interest in hit and run accident Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

The Bethel Police Department is requesting assistance in locating 31-year old Jonathan Joseph Williams, age 32, date of birth 01-31-88. Williams is a Person of Interest in Hit and Run Accident-Vehicle vs. Pedestrian that occurred […]

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Bethel’s Akakeek, Ptarmigan, & DeLapp selected for Community Transportation Program Projects

The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is announcing local projects that were selected for the Community Transportation Program (CTP). The list includes Akakeek, Ptarmigan, and DeLapp in Bethel. Projects were selected from […]

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RAVNAir Group doing everything possible to get back in the air very soon

To our valued Customers and Frequent Flyers, As you know, the entire airline industry has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and vitally necessary travel bans. Unfortunately, RavnAir Group, the largest regional airline in our […]

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Members appointed to Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils

Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, with the concurrence of Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, has made appointments to the 10 Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils. The Councils advise the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence […]

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Sexual Assault Kit Initiative training aims to educate, ease backlogs

by Dept. of Public Safety Staff Regional training sessions help law enforcement, prosecutors, medical providers and advocates improve response in sexual assault cases. February 18, 2020 (Bethel): The Department of Public Safety hosted the sixth […]

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Bethel’s McEachern recipient of Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award

Dr. Diane McEachern has been awarded the 2020 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching, Research and Service Awards, established in 1992, are named in honor […]